When we talk about SODAQOH (SEDEKAH) OR CHARITY, we seem love our money more than giving some of it to the need. Money of course is something valuable in daily life in this world. Without money, people think that they will live in trouble and what we call as poor life.
But, in Islam. The poor is someone who lack of attitude and moral in life within a community. How is that?. Easy to understand is, someone who is rich but very greed and never help the need and poor, do you think they are rich?. Allah can take back all their wealth which at the first place is all belongs to ALLAH. ALLAH can grab all the things in a second.
There are many stories I heard about this case ; One story is, this person VIP is a very rich man, millions in his bank, but, is very greed to give some to the need or one in trouble, then, this attitude of greedy and stingy transmitted to his child, also greedy to help other people.
Once VIP and rich persson also, they will close the door quickly as knowing someone or a beggar outside want to ask for money. Once, they will say 'you are in trouble, you make a debt, why you ask money from me??'. Do you think this kind of person is really rich outside and inner side???
Imagine yourself one day in the place of a debt person, of a beggar, of a poor, then you ask for help from others, how do you feel when your help being rejected?
WE MUST GO BACK TO THE HISTORY OF THE PROPHET S.A.W. AND ALL HIS COMPANIONS, STUDY ABOUT THEIR MANNERS, THEIR CHARITY, THEIR IBADAH, THEIR VIEW ABOUT WEALTHY AND RICH....... THERE ARE MANY RICH AND WEALTHY PERSON AROUND THE PROPHET S.A.W LIKE SAIDINA ABU BAKAR A.S , SAIDINA UTHMAN AFFAN A.S , SAIDATINA KHADIJAH R.A....... HOW RICH THEY ARE IN THE EYES OF ISLAM!!!